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March 2024

Did Your French Ancestor Die in a Military Hospital in America?

We have been playing with the ever-improving website of the Archives national d'outre-mer, the National Overseas Archives. It really is important to keep investigating this website; there is nearly always something new and it is rarely announced to the public... Read more →

Online! - The Contracts of the Engagés Leaving La Rochelle for Canada and Elsewhere

Digitization is proceeding apace in the archives of France. The Departmental Archives of Charente-Maritime, which contain the notarial records of La Rochelle, have been more diligent than many. They have uploaded an enormous number of the worker engagement contracts signed... Read more →